Cannot use keyboard to select user in gdm greeter

Since upgrading to Fedora 30 I have noticed that I can no longer use the keyboard to select the user in the greeter (gdm).

Is anyone else seeing the same behavior? If so I will file a bug.

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Yes, I’m having the same problem. I always need to use the mouse now.

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I have filed a bug report:

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Hi @raydecampo! Welcome to the community! Please do take a few minutes to go over the introductory posts in #start-here when you have the time. They contain lots of useful information.

I haven’t upgraded, I usually do a reinstall of a new Fedora release instead. Also I have just one user on this machine. But I’ve checked and keyboard seems to work completely as expected in my case.

Can it be some problem with keyboard input focus? Try please hitting [Esc] or [Tab] or clicking with mouse anywhere on the screen, and then selecting user with keyboard again (up/down keys and Tab should work). Also try [Ctrl-Alt-Tab] combination – it should switch you between upper panel and login screen itself.

It’s quite a small hope this will work but if it does I believe it can clear things a bit for understanding where does the problem come from.

Thanks for the tips.

Hitting ESC or TAB or even clicking elsewhere on the screen did not help.

Using Ctrl-Alt-Tab did bring the focus to the user list and caused the first user to be selected.

BTW, the replication steps for me are:

  • Wait till the screen is off
  • Press a key to turn on the screen
  • The login is show, but I can’t use a key to take focus, only with the mouse

(I’ll try with ctr-alt-tab next time)